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2024 Dates Announced!

The Nike Cross Country Camp at Winona State University gives middle & high school distance runners the chance to develop proper running technique in one of the finest training environments in the Midwest.

The camp is open to middle & high school XC runners of all abilities, from beginners to state champions. The only requirements needed are the desire to have fun and to be the best you can be! Our camp is designed to teach you the fundamentals of cross country. The emphasis is on providing you a great, fun-filled learning week.

Highlights Include
  • Nike Running Camp T-shirt
  • Trail running
  • Top notch instruction from college coaches
  • For ages 12-17 (Middle & High School)
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Camp Coaches

  • Hibshman

    Director JOHN HIBSHMAN

    John Hibshman is the Winona State Warriors head coach for men's and women's cross country. Hibshman also serves as an assistant coach for the women's track & field team.

    View John's Bio

Camp Details


You can expect a high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.

The Workouts

Runners participate in two running workouts each day. Coaches explain the benefits of workouts and how they combine to maximize your potential. The workouts do not take the place of your high school or club program. Instead, they raise your awareness about becoming a “complete runner.”

In addition, you learn race strategies, warm-up and warm-down routines, technique drills, strength training, and plyometrics. You’ll train in beautiful environment, motivated by coaches and college runners who share your passion.

The Clinics

We offer educational and motivational running clinics each day. Campers learn the fundamentals of distance training, including proper nutrition, visualization, goal setting, race techniques, flexibility, and recovery.

NCAA coaches discuss what it takes to put together championship teams and how you can use these ideas to improve your times, helping your team back home.


  • Dates: July 7-11, 2024. Join the Priority List to be the first to know when registration opens!
  • Age Group: 12-17
  • Gender: Co-ed
  • Camp Type: Overnight, Day
  • Meals: All meals are provided at the on-campus dining facility. Extended Day campers do NOT receive breakfast


  • Check-in: Overnight campers Sunday, 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
  • Check-out: All campers Thursday, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
  • Extended Day Camper Schedule: Monday-Wednesday 8:30 AM-4:00 PM, Thursday 8:30 AM-1:00 PM

All Campers should arrive at camp, prepared to run on Sunday, the 1st day of camp.


To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist.

All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!


  • Dorm: Conway Hall
  • Campers Per Room: 2
  • Roommates: Guaranteed if requested 14 days prior to camp
  • Bathrooms: Shared on floor
  • Linens: Not provided
  • Air Conditioning: No, fan recommended
  • Key Deposit: $50 check made payable to US Sports Camps

Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.


  • Overnight Campers: Features several instructional sessions per day, three hot meals, and lodging in residence halls. An evening recreation program is also included.
  • Day Campers: This option offers the same features as the resident camp minus lodging, breakfast, and dinner (Day Campers should eat breakfast before daily check-in).


  • Ratio: 1:10
  • Grouped by: age, ability, current mileage, and XC experience
  • Equipment needed: Campers should bring at least two pairs of broken in running shoes. Racing flats/spikes are optional. Please be sure to properly mark your equipment, so that it can be easily identified.
  • Facility: Winona State University, local roads and trails


Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.


  • Extra Athletic clothing
  • 1-2 pairs of broken in running shoes/ event spikes
  • Non-running shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Sunblock
  • Small gym bag/backpack
  • Extra spending money (suggested $40)


  • Athletic clothing mentioned above
  • Comfortable non-running clothing
  • Underwear and socks
  • Pajamas/sleepwear
  • Toiletries
  • Personal items & medications
  • Washcloth and bath towel
  • Alarm clock
  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Flip-flops
  • Pen and paper for notes during guest speakers
  • Cell phone (if you have one)
  • Fan (optional)
  • Pillow, pillowcase, bed sheets, comforter or sleeping bag (linens are NOT provided)
  • Laundry detergent


Transportation is not provided. Campers are responsible for getting to and from camp on their own. There is no supervision before or after camp hours so please make arrangements to pick up your child on time.


All Nike Cross Country Campers receive a Nike camp t-shirt as part of their tuition. Additional Nike Camp gear is available for purchase at check-out or can be purchased at any time on our storefront.


Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.


For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.


For general questions about our Cross Country camps please see our FAQ page.

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Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00am Wake-Up (Overnight Campers)
  • 7:30am Breakfast (Overnight Campers)
  • 8:30am Arrival + Check-in (Day Campers)
  • 9:00am Morning Run
  • 10:00am Morning clinic
  • 11:00am Free time + Activities/Games
  • 12:00pm Lunch - WSU Dining Hall
  • 1:30pm Afternoon clinic
  • 2:30pm Free time
  • 3:00pm Afternoon workout
  • 4:00pm Check Out + Departure (Day Campers Only)
  • 4:30pm Advanced clinic
  • 5:30pm Dinner - WSU Dining Hall
  • 7:00pm Camp activities
  • 10:00pm Lights out

Facility Winona Track


Our running programs take place on the beautiful campus of Winona State University. Winona is located along the most gorgeous stretch of the Mississippi River, between the limestone river bluffs that rise 500 feet above town. Campers stay and eat on campus. Runs take place at the WSU Track Complex and on nine miles of grass trails nearby.

Camp Questions & Answers

Does the Health & Release Form need to be signed by a doctor?

Our Health & Release Form does not require a doctor’s signature. This online form is required to be filled out accurately, signed by the parent (guardian), and submitted online before you arrive on the first day of camp.

Can you accommodate special dietary needs?

Campers dine in the school cafeteria which offers a variety of different meal options that are sure to accommodate most campers’ dietary needs. In the case that a camper possesses extreme dietary restrictions, please reach out to school’s Dining Services to make the proper accommodations.

Are the campers supervised throughout the camp?

Yes, campers are supervised by the coaches and staff. Staff members reside in the same dorms as the campers and provide supervision during instruction, dining times, evening activities, and in the dorm. All staff members complete criminal and sex offender background checks before working the camp.

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Can I come to camp alone or do I have to be a member of a team?

We welcome individual campers and teams. If you come to camp by yourself, we try to place you in an adjacent dorm room to another single camper, similar in age.

It's a great place to meet new friends who share your enthusiasm for the sport and to have FUN!

Camp Reviews

Overall Average Rating 5.00 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.

    July 15, 2023: my highlight of this camp was doing the hike and playing sand volleyball. I really enjoyed the classes such as the class on proper form and how to have a good body image.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 17, 2023: Greta enjoyed everything but especially getting to know college athletes and what running at that level is like.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 14, 2023: My child loved the scenery/runs, friendliness of staff, making friends, and the entire experience.

    — Anonymous

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    • 5/5.

    July 15, 2022: The overall experience was amazing. My child came home and couldn't stop taking about all of it.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 19, 2023: Meeting new people and being in an environment where everyone enjoys similar things!

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 14, 2023: Doing fun activities in free time and running in different places each day

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 19, 2023: Spending time with other campers and kids that have the same passion.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 14, 2023: Meeting and training with other kids with the same ambitions as me

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 24, 2023: Running with other kids that love to compete.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.
    She would like to do again

    I can't pick.. My daughter LOVED the entire experience. She literally talked about it non-stop.

    — Parent of Attendee from a Similar Camp in 2022

Nike Cross Country Camp Winona State University

175 West Mark St.
Winona, Minnesota 55987
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm PST


Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.

Camp Dates & Prices

Cross Country
Nike Cross Country Camp Winona State University
Nike Cross Country Camp Winona State University
Jul 7-Jul 11, 2024
Programs: Cross Country
Age Group: 12 - 17
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight $675.00 USD
Availability: Limited

Day 8:30am-4:00pm $575.00 USD
Availability: Limited

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
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